🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
"I have new knowledge not only of front-end development, but of product design and project management. This knowledge gave me an insight into some of the needs in the tech industry, its components, and how they operate. I am now engaged with web design and development firms, and would not be able to support them in the way that I am without the skills I learned as part of the SheCodes program."
“A few weeks before the end of my final SheCodes React project, I landed freelance development work with a Brooklyn based web design company called Bushwick Design. My responsibilities include updating CSS styles, updating page content, and designing pages on WordPress, and Squarespace. The company also asked me if I was interested in Project Management part-time. This is on top of doing developer work!”
Around this time, Daniela also decided that she wanted to start her own company. Daniela’s big splash was founding a web design company and community for ambitious women: Ripple Collective. This was made possible thanks to her newfound interest in coding, her degree in sustainable business, and multiple years of experience as an operations and project manager in several professional domains. Like SheCodes, Daniela's new company aims to address female underrepresentation in professional domains.
"Seeking to address the issue of female underrepresentation in professional circles, I started Ripple Collective in 2020. The company was founded with the belief that the current status quo just doesn’t cut it, and it’s not going to change unless women take collective action and support one another along the way. Ripple Collective exists to empower women. Leveraging modern visual design and user experience techniques, we help women establish a bold presence on the web that can’t be ignored.
We’re not just your average web design company. Ripple Collective is a community of ambitious women – including entrepreneurs, artists, and professionals – who support each other and share a passion for female empowerment."
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Participants
“SheCodes provides a unique experience to dive into the coding world and explore the possibilities of working in the tech industry. The platform was user friendly, the information was up to date, and the curriculum was delivered in a clear and organized manner.”